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Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope

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Product Description

20x, 40x, and 80x magnifications with this lightweight and durable Vega 360 Telescope, young scientists can explore the natural wonders of the earth or the craters of the moon and beyond. The all-glass optics and magnification from 20x to 80x provide clear, up-close images of birds, animals, distant exotic plants, as well as celestial objects. Plus, it's easy to use and perfect for backyard exploring, camping trips, and vacations. Both children and adults will enjoy hours of discovery and observation fun!

The Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope Features:

  • Explore birds and animals, the craters of the moon, and more! Offers a great introduction to astronomy and STEM learning

  • Delivers clear, up-close images at magnifications of 20x, 40x, and 80x

  • Includes tabletop tripod with easy-to-use mount, dust cap, and dew shield

  • Powerful telescope for land and sky exploration

Features

  • Explore birds and animals, the craters of the moon, and more! Offers a great introduction to astronomy and STEM learning
  • Delivers clear, up-close images at magnifications of 20x, 40x, and 80x
  • Includes tabletop tripod with easy-to-use mount, dust cap, and dew shield
  • Powerful telescope for land and sky exploration

Additional Info

827881

6B93E46D

086002053046

5304

2.4 pounds

17.3 x 8.4 x 4.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (6)
  • Engaging (6)
  • Interactive (5)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lots of fun (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Older children (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (5), Education oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Perfect to Start With!

My boys are only 3 and 5 but they are already showing interest in stars and the sky. I never thought to get a telescope for them at such a young age, but we...Read complete review

My boys are only 3 and 5 but they are already showing interest in stars and the sky. I never thought to get a telescope for them at such a young age, but we have tried other GeoSafari products and loved them so I figured we'd give this one a try.
The GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope is a perfect telescope for beginners and at the price of less than $50 it is great value. I can't say how great this telescope is compared to other telescopes as I have nothing to compare it to, but to me it works pretty good!
Setting it up was pretty easy right out of the box and within about ten minutes it was up and running. It requires no batteries or anything special, just attach the lens you'd like and start gazing. The height of the telescope is meant for a table-top or you could use it without the stand. It does take some playing around to get the right focus and lens you want to use, but once you get used to it you'll know. For a first telescope for us I really like this one and it does what we need it to!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

A fair value for the price.

When the item arrived, I wasn't sure who was more excited for this item - my husband, or my kids! When we opened the box, I was impressed with the quality of the...Read complete review

When the item arrived, I wasn't sure who was more excited for this item - my husband, or my kids! When we opened the box, I was impressed with the quality of the construction of this telescope. It came with several pieces, so I would encourage this item for more responsible kids. I think, based on how this item looked initially, everyone in our family had very high expectations. It was difficult to see or find objects with the telescope. This could be due to inexperienced operators. However, what we could see was really fun. For the price of this item, it is a fair value. I think with more experience, we will be able to see more. I think this is a great gift to provide family involvement.

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3.0

A fair value for the price.

By Mrs C 1999

from Rockford, Illinois

About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc)

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

  • Challenging to use/find objects in the sky

Best Uses

  • Older Children

Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope:

When the item arrived, I wasn't sure who was more excited for this item - my husband, or my kids! When we opened the box, I was impressed with the quality of the construction of this telescope. It came with several pieces, so I would encourage this item for more responsible kids. I think, based on how this item looked initially, everyone in our family had very high expectations. It was difficult to see or find objects with the telescope. This could be due to inexperienced operators. However, what we could see was really fun. For the price of this item, it is a fair value. I think with more experience, we will be able to see more. I think this is a great gift to provide family involvement.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

will be buying more gifts... forsure

By null

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope:

very pleased with the description,, however this a christmas gift for my grandson.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the Budding Astronomer

By Marva

from Virginia

About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

Pros

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational
    • Older Children
    • Outdoor

    Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope:

    The GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope is lightweight and very easy to put together. The included tripod is shorter than expected, so if you use it, you may want to place it on a table top. By day, it has been great to unobtrusively observe various animals, and by night, we've been able to observe the moon (the best). This is a great introductory telescope for my child.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Intro Toy

    By Stacy

    from Florida

    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Older Children

      Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope:

      I received this product for testing purposes though Educational Insights. It is a microscope meant for a child and for the price it isn't bad at all. You cant see much, but the toy is merely to engage a child and begin to interest them in science. For that purpose it does its job and I have no complaints

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good toy telescope

      By Sarah S.

      from TN

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Older Children

      Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope:

      I would probably give this 3.5 stars if I could. I feel it could be made better, but my children do love it and have used it quite a bit. We received one of these from the company in exchange for our honest review. Out of the package, it was very easy to put together. There are screws holding it all together. It comes with the body of the telescope with a large lens, a tripod, 2 different eyepieces with different magnification power, and a longer extender eyepiece for viewing things on the ground. The tripod is kind of wobbly and it's to short to use the telescope comfortably unless the child is sitting on the ground or at a table. We had best luck putting it on the tailgate of a truck to look at the sky outside. I feel that there needs to be a redesign on how the eyepiece part attaches to the body of the telescope. It uses two screws that you tighten up to hold it on. One of our screws will already no longer tighten. I'm not sure if one of the kids tried to over tighten it and it stripped the threads, but since this is designed for children, I feel it should be a little sturdier. Other than that, it looks sleek and it works fine. It was hard to find the moon in it. There is a lot of sky to go through and a very small viewing area. It took my husband helping and moving the telescope with microscopic little taps until he had it focused on the moon. Once he did though, WOW! It was very cool. We could see the craters on the moon like we had never seen them before. The kids loved it. It didn't do as well with stars and I don't think you would be able to see any other planets or anything. My kids mainly use it during the day to look around the neighborhood. They are super impressed with how clear they can see things so far away.
      So I think this is a good toy telescope for kids to get them interested in basic astronomy. I would definitely put it in the toy category though. It's a great starter telescope that is sparking new interests in my kids.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Perfect starter telescope

      By GSMomof3

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Children
        • Travel

        Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope:

        This telescope was perfect for my 8 year old. It has a very sleek, modern look, is lightweight and is a quality product. This comes with a telescope that you can hold or place on the included tabletop tripod, 3 eye pieces and a diagonal mirror.

        My son and I were able to easily adjust the eyepieces and see the moon and a few stars. He was excited to spot things right away. I liked the tripod feature, but my 8 year old felt more comfortable holding the telescope to view the sky. We'd love to take this on our next trip up to the mountains where the sky is a lot clearer and there are more stars to look at than in the city.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        My kids love this!

        By EH

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Children

          Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope:

          My kids loved exploring our yard and neighborhood with this.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          A good starter telecsope

          By cherry96932001

          from topeka ks

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Difficult To Focus
          • Poor Lens Quality

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope:

          This is super easy to put together. And it is a little hard to find what you are looking for I wish it came with A couple more lens to making viewing easier and clearer but I believe it is a good option at a good price for a first telescope to make sure that a child stay interested in the planets and stars before spending a lot more. It just takes practice and patience to use this telescope.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect to Start With!

          By Cher@MomandMore

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Outside

            Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope:

            My boys are only 3 and 5 but they are already showing interest in stars and the sky. I never thought to get a telescope for them at such a young age, but we have tried other GeoSafari products and loved them so I figured we'd give this one a try.
            The GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope is a perfect telescope for beginners and at the price of less than $50 it is great value. I can't say how great this telescope is compared to other telescopes as I have nothing to compare it to, but to me it works pretty good!
            Setting it up was pretty easy right out of the box and within about ten minutes it was up and running. It requires no batteries or anything special, just attach the lens you'd like and start gazing. The height of the telescope is meant for a table-top or you could use it without the stand. It does take some playing around to get the right focus and lens you want to use, but once you get used to it you'll know. For a first telescope for us I really like this one and it does what we need it to!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Awesome telescope!

            By Carson

            from Detroit,MI

            About Me Child

            Pros

            • Easy To Assemble
            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality
            • Lasting Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outside

              Comments about Educational Insights GeoSafari Vega 360 Telescope:

              The only thing I have to complain about is the short tripod.I would rather have a bigger one.

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